Google’s rumored Nexus tablet could feature a 7-inch display and production of the device may begin as soon as this April. According to CNET, which cited DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim as its source, Google’s tablet will offer a 7-inch display with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution — that’s shaper than the 1024 x 600-pixel display on the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Speaking of the Kindle Fire, Google’s tablet will likely compete head-to-head with that device. The attraction to the Kindle Fire has no doubt been largely due to Amazon’s eco-system, which includes video streaming services, a bookstore, a music store and Amazon’s own application store front. Google also has its own vast eco-system and, if packaged correctly, could certainly put a damper on the Kindle Fire’s success. The tablet will likely run the newest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, too.
“I don’t know how they plan on marketing it. If it’s going to be a premium device, or if it’s going to be a Kindle Fire type competitor,” Shim told CNET. Google is reportedly preparing an initial production run of 1.5 to 2 million units and the tablet is expected to be priced around $199.